18 Republican senators join Sens. Scott & Tuberville in warning the change to Title IX “destroys the protections” created for female athletes 51 years ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Senator Rick Scott and Tommy Tuberville led a group of Republican senators in issuing a clear rebuke of U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona’s proposed changes to Title IX and condemning the Biden administration’s plan to force schools to allow biological males to compete against females.
Senator Scott and his colleagues submitted a comment to Secretary Cardona in response to his department’s proposed rule change, “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance: Sex-Related Eligibility Criteria for Male and Female Athletic Teams.”
“Congress made clear that its intention in passing Title IX was to prohibit discrimination against women participating fully in all aspects of athletic and academic opportunity at institutions that received federal financial assistance,” wrote the senators. “This proposed rule uses weakly-associated case law and polarizing social concepts to broaden the definition of women and girls to include individuals who identify as women, and in so doing, the intent of the law is destroyed and women are marginalized yet again.”
The full comment submitted by the senators can be found here.
In addition to Senators Scott and Tuberville, the comment submitted to Secretary Cardona was signed by U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn, Kevin Cramer, Mike Braun, Roger Marshall, M.D., Joni Ernst, Mike Lee, Pete Ricketts, Mike Crapo, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Markwayne Mullin, Jim Risch, Steve Daines, Roger Wicker, John Barrasso, Cynthia Lummis, Ted Budd, Ron Johnson, and Bill Cassidy, M.D.